After watching the first win for our team last weekend, Big Sam has told his players to be more ruthless on every attempts on goal. We almost wasting the chance to end a winless streak, but Sam Allardyce said he didn’t agree at the suggestion about making Newcastle as the new Bolton team.
“I’ve never been able to buy players to play a certain system, I’ve always had to go to a football club and pick a system to suit the players. If I wasn’t flexible, I wouldn’t have got where I am today with less money (to spend) than everyone else for most of my career.” Allardyce told the Journal.
We have the shots on goal from David Rozehnal and James Milner that hit the woodwork last weekend, before Martins’ successful penalty.
And about the critism that He likes to play long-ball system too often, Allardyce said that the way to get the chance to score is to play long passes behind a defence. He give an example of Liverpool in the first five minutes of the recent game at St James’s Park and 60 or 70% of the balls were sent over the top of our defence.
Ahead of tomorrow’s match at Craven Cottage, Allardyce wants United to play the Postsmouth role as the model. Although Big Sam said we have to make them as a good sample, he knows exactly to achieve that we need the resources of a powerful and athletic players with the vast majority over 6ft tall.
“Everyone keeps going on about this Bolton style, but we’ve never played it since I’ve been here,” he countered. “We haven’t got that sort of player.” Allardyce said.
On the back, Allardyce have been released Celestine Babayaro. His non-appearance record during his Tyne-side time was one of the problems which infected the club and caused Toon Army questioning about his commitment.
Now, we only have Jose Enrique left as the only natural left-back player, Big Sam hoping to persuade Mike Ashley to release the funds for him to buy a new left-back in January, while Manchester United’s Wes Brown was also on his sight.
Allardyce keen to make a better preparation for United’s back four after seeing the fact that we didn’t have any clean-sheet since November 2006. He is asking his player to learn from their past mistakes and try not to conceding silly goals anymore.
United team are going to flew down South to London today, with one aim to do better than our previous season when Fulham did the double over us, winning 2-1 at both St James’s Park and Craven Cottage.